Acer Iconia Tab 8
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has the design edge for budget slates, but you can find a faster performing tablet in the same price range.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( white, 7-inch)
The $180 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a fine choice for a budget tablet, but it's ultimately bested by great older devices, and new slates that are cheaper still.
Toshiba Excite Go
Don't be tempted by its low price: the Toshiba Excite Go's middling display is too onerous to use.
Amazon Fire HD 7
For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.
Amazon Fire HD 6
The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.
LG G Pad 7.0 ( black)
The LG G Pad 7.0 is a basic budget tablet that slightly outmatches its competition with a supremely comfortable build, modest software extras and bargain-basement pricing.
Acer Iconia One 7
If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that.
Asus MeMo Pad 8 ( white)
The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an affordable slate with tons of features, but if performance is king, faster options can be had for only $30 more.
Lenovo A8 ( blue)
The Lenovo A8 is a solid, simple slate, but its lack of an app tray makes other budget options more appealing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( 8-inch, black)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a smooth-performing midrange slate, but it's overpriced compared to similar tablets.